sassenach

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scottish Gaelic sasunnach (Saxon).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, England) IPA(key): /sæs.ənˈæk/

Noun[edit]

sassenach (plural sassenachs)

  1. (Scotland, pejorative) An English person.
  2. (Scotland, pejorative) A Lowland Scot.
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses, Episode 12, The Cyclops
      But the Sassenach tried to starve the nation at home while the land was full of crops that the British hyenas bought and sold in Rio de Janeiro.

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Scots[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Scottish Gaelic sasunnach (Saxon).

Noun[edit]

sassenach (plural sassenachs)

  1. (pejorative) An English person.
  2. (pejorative) A Lowland Scot.